Forest Schools is about children and young people building self esteem and independence through exploring and experiencing the natural world.
Each Forest Schools programme is tailored to meet the needs of the individuals within the group and is continuously developed as pupils grow in confidence, skills and understanding.
The ethos of Forest Schools allows pupils the time and space to develop skills, interests and understanding through practical, hands-on experiences.
•Mud mixing, digging and painting
•Fire rules and fire lighting
•Cooking on fire
•Giving pupils the chance to learn outside the classroom.
•Safe risk taking opportunities for pupils.
•Allows pupils to learn and explore in a safe and natural environment.
•Pupils look forward to Forest Schools sessions and actively engage in their chosen activities.
•Pupils grow in confidence and independence is encouraged.
•Self esteem is raised through child led ethos.
•Calm, purposeful atmosphere with clear start and finish routines in each (approximately) 2 hr session.